Whats Up Week 15

Welcome back! This week has been really good. I actually was getting some stuff done over the weekend and found a lot of new TV to keep me company in the background. Heavy on TV is not too weird as TV binging is still my fave activity which requires the least amount of energy. Old habits die hard, right?


  • The Collection of The Negatives (The Blood Rising Book #1) by Violet St. Karl

Currently reading: Forever People

We will keep this short and sweet. I wrapped up The Collection of the Negatives and its for a blog tour next week so look for the review then. I took on another blog tour the week after for Forever People so I’m currently reading that one.


  • The Unfinished Swan

Currently playing: Omnicube, FutureGrind

So many things to continue and yet, the husband and I decided to get back to finished The Unfinished Swan which we probably started playing at least half a year ago and then stopped because I fell asleep while he was playing. We actually restarted the game and finished it in almost one sitting. I’m going to get back to Omnicube and FutureGrind the coming week. The Unfinished Swan is one that I’m pretty eager to talk about so you should see the review once I get a moment to sit down and write it as well as the playthrough. Giant Sparrow is known for its narrative excellence so suffice to say that this debut game for them definitely has a few things to talk about especially seeing how well their following game What Remains of Edith Finch, which was our top 3 games of 2017.


spider man homecoming

  • Leatherface (2017)
  • Flipped (Review)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

After last weekend’s crap fest of movies, I decided to take a break from the Netflix alphabet since I’m relatively ahead and started the week on a spontaneous bad weather day where my husband couldn’t get to work and decided to watch Leatherface which wasn’t good but I have a little something to talk about for that one. Something that I’ve thought about regarding all these movies coming out for these iconic horror characters. That’s coming up at some point. But we’re here to look at the good stuff. The first, of course, is Flipped which I rewatched for Friday Film Club because I just love that film so much. If you don’t know what Friday Film Club is, its a double feature over at Movies and Tea where every Friday, Elwood and I each pick one movie that we want to share. You can see the post HERE. Flipped is my standout movie of this week however, its a rewatch so I figured I’d choose from the first time viewings and well, the choice would have to be Spider-Man Homecoming which I rented recently to catch up with the MCU films. Its pretty decent but I’m a bit fed up of how many Spider Man movies we’ve had in like the last 15 years or something and the different Spider-Mans we’ve cycled through.


The Singer 2019

  • The Singer 2019

Currently watching: The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Legend of the White Snake, Go Fridge! 4, Great Escape, Viva La Romance 2, Produce 101, My Daughter’s Boyfriend

The Singer 2019 finally ended! Its a pretty cool professional singing competition. The fact that they added in those little changes to switch things up and people got eliminated but had a chance to come back all had their uniqueness. This was solely voted by the audience so its a different experience altogether. I’ve learned that my tastes differ quite a few times and sometimes there is no reason on how people choose their faves. It was a nice few months of following this and I learned about some singers that I otherwise wouldn’t have known about. Because this is a singing competition, I’m not going to do a TV binge on it.

There is more and more currently showing stuff that I’m watching hence why the list keeps getting longer and I’m starting to fall behind on some shows, specifically talking about The Legend of the White Snake which I’m behind starting this week as only watched 2 of the 6 episodes released (and I might give it a little break also because the show is entering a slightly cringe-fest phase). While I did add some older seasons of stuff over on WeTV on Youtube like Go Fridge (Season 4) and Produce 101 (because they have a new season called Produce Camp 2019). Everything on WeTV is translated title because they don’t have official English titles for it. My favorite show right now, no competition at all, that is on my mind constantly is The Brightest Star in the Sky. Only a few weeks left of this one…

That’s it for this What’s Up!
What have you been reading/watching/playing/binging?

Flipped (2010)

Have you heard of this one beforeÉ There was one of those deals for VideoHub on my tablet again so I saw this little movie called Flipped.  I was for $9.99 and it looked cute.  I always like these little young romances.  They always have this innocence that can make me smile from my heart.  Although Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB seemed to differ in their ratings a bit, I still decided to go ahead with it and see how I felt about it.

flipped posterDirector: Rob Reiner

Cast: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, John Mahoney, Aidan Quinn

Bryce Loski (Callan McAuliffe) moves into a new neighborhood when he was in second grade.  It was a day he would never forget because it marked the start of a strange little girl across the street, Julianna Baker (Madeline Carroll), who befriended him and from that day on had a big crush on him and his dazzling blue eyes.  She made him become the biggest embarrassment on the first day (and following year) at school.  All he ever wanted was for her to leave him alone so he tried every way possible to avoid her. Juli didn’t only follow him around but to him, she had strange ideas.  She wouldn’t climb out of a big old sycamore tree when it was going to be cut down and she grew chickens in her backyard for starters.  However, it seemed to get his grandfather’s (John Mahoney) attention, something that he couldn’t even get from him. This made him want to see Julie in another light to understand why his grandfather thought so highly of her.

flipped grandpa and julie

This is an adaptation from a novel apparently.  I’ve never even heard of it so I don’t really know how to review this as an adaptation. As a stand alone movie, I really enjoyed it. I was in all ways a feel good movie from beginning to end.  It was young, cute and innocent.  I think its the fact that they did this in an original way, where we get the typical schoolyard crush but as we see Bryce’s side of the story, we also swap around after something happens and we get to see Juli’s side of the story in her narration as well.  For some, maybe it can be repetitive.  However, I’m just assuming because like I said, I found that very fun to watch.

flipped first moved in

Although it is a little fun young romance as the package, as we see both sides of the story, we also see how they grow up as individuals.  We see how their choices affect who they are.  What I really liked was the supporting actors. I think they were the ones that pushed me over to actually get this movie.  In the trailer, we saw Bryce’s grandfather was the inspiring figure in his household and he does a fantastic job at bridging the understanding between the two kids.  On Juli’s side, we have her father (played by Aidan Quinn) who really helps her and makes her understand new ideas and encourage her.  I’m starting to really like Aidan Quinn.  He has done some outstanding jobs in movies.  This one was probably the best that I’ve seen him at.  Maybe I’m alone but I stand by that.

flipped juli and father

I really connected the movie for personal reasons.  Some times, our situations and the people around us make us learn lessons and analyze the people and environment around us as well.  It doesn’t make them any less innocent, just makes them more insightful.  All simply, this movie brings out a reality of growing up in two different family situations. It shows us how our family, our friends and others that we associate with influence how we see and react to different things in life.  Sometimes, when we are young, we don’t really see it until we gain better perspective.

flipped bryce julianna

As for the young actors, Madeline Carroll and Callan McAuliffe, they both do a really awesome job in this flick.  They do narration mostly but in the context of conversations and reactions, they embody their roles very well.  It pulled me right into the movie and I was a nice fun ride to see them grow up during the movie.


Flipped is a recommendable story for those who like these sorts of movies. You might guess a good part of it but the process of the movie and the originality in the script from both points of views is refreshing and fun.  Its supported by both great young and older actors and they really bring out the essence of this movie.  As much as its cute and funny, its heartwarming and meaningful.  A lot of adjectives I like to give to movies.  This is going straight to my feel-good movie pile and I almost want to play it again right now.